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by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Challenges
Topic: April - Cryptograms
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: April - Cryptograms

~*BUMP!*~ You have until the end of the month to send in one or both of the solutions to these cryptograms! If you feel stuck, send me what you have and we can see if some magical WD-40 will unstick you. :) ~*~*~*~*~*~* Remember that there are other April Challenges here in HOLLERS! Go check them o...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: When You Reach Me - Things That Are Sweet - Parting Gifts
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: When You Reach Me - Things That Are Sweet - Parting Gifts

I liked how a lot of the issues were resolved, and how friendships settled down. That was good. I went back and forth, after finishing the story, wondering about the resolution of it. Yes, it sort of worked, but no, it was ... 'that's it?!' (as mentioned by Katelin and Shiloh) T...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 250
Views: 10969

Re: Quick Quotes

The fourth, and penultimate, April prompt:

The name of a least favorite dessert

from The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

The Blight
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Kendra!
Replies: 6
Views: 40

Happy Birthday, Kendra!

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I hope you have an otterly beautiful birthday!

graphic shows two otters snuggling together on grass, both looking towards camera
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: When You Reach Me - Things That Make No Sense - [to] Upside Down
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: When You Reach Me - Things That Make No Sense - [to] Upside Down

I love the references made to A Wrinkle in Time which run throughout this book. Since that is a huge favorite book of mine, a mention of receiving a signed first edition of that book, as a 'proof' of the validity of these notes was sort of a squee moment. That said, though, there are things ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Ink Splatters
Topic: April Prompt: Superself Names
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: April Prompt: Superself Names

Name - Falcata Rionne (Family name is first, Rionne from Mad Maudlin by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill) Superpowers: 1) able to see the false without calling it true 2) the ability to choose otherwise 3) a knack with animal-people & 4) ability to fly Probably wear dark clothing, and blend ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Ink Splatters
Topic: April Prompt: Superself Names
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: April Prompt: Superself Names

This isn't an original drawing of mine, but I saw it today and remembered this topic -- so am putting it in anyway! I realize it will not count, Gus. :D

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Name? ... BookWyrm? (because Wyrm is dragon ....)
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Quidditch Talk
Topic: Quidditch Reffs
Replies: 3
Views: 1576

Re: Quidditch Reffs

A reminder and clarification: Refs - choose the first move made after the directive by the Seeker for the direction. Seekers! See the above. This means you only enter ONE move AFTER the directive. If you enter a move before the directive, or enter more than one move after it, your first move after t...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: When You Reach Me - Things That Smell - The Third Note
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: When You Reach Me - Things That Smell - The Third Note

There is something in this section which I loved. Mom says each of us has a veil between ourselves and the rest of the world, like a bride wears on her wedding day, except this kind of veil is invisible. We walk around happily with these invisible veils hanging down over our faces. The world is kind...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Charms
Topic: Welcome to Charms
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Welcome to Charms

Charms is still open for sign-ups!

If you are new to HOL Hogwarts and wish to take Charms, please send me a HOL Message, asking to be manually added to the class roster. I will do so, and also give you extension dates for the Assignments which are past due.

:)
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 250
Views: 10969

Re: Quick Quotes

The third April prompt -

Name of an ancient forest

from Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs
the wilds of Montana
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Astaria!
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Happy Birthday, Astaria!

Happy Birthday, Asta!

I wish for you a most wonderful and magical birthday, filled with fun and joy.

:wub:
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: The Plot Thickens
Replies: 0
Views: 24

The Plot Thickens

We are all aware of what happened in the Harry Potter books. (Well, probably most of us are aware of that, being as you are here.) But what if, in JK Rowling's imaginings, something was a little (or a lot) different? How would the story have changed if: 1) Lily Evans decided to dump James Potter and...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Quidditch Talk
Topic: Unfogging the Quidditch Pitch
Replies: 8
Views: 9726

Re: Unfogging the Quidditch Pitch

*Which team will score the last goal? Hufflepuff
*The first question will be from which book? Goblet of Fire
*How many Bludgers will the Seekers hit? 4
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 250
Views: 10969

Re: Quick Quotes

April's second prompt is:

Part of a mission statement

from Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
Manetheren is remembered fondly by the Ogier.
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: Round and Round
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Round and Round

... Yes, this happens. I don't mind it too much if it is a song I like or love. Sometimes I'll have Ode to Joy stuck in my head or something from Enya (Celts) or perhaps Discombobulate (soundtrack Sherlock Holmes) or something else I can name and hum or sing. HOWEVER, there was one tune which got ca...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: When You Reach Me - Things You Keep in a Box - [to] Secret
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: When You Reach Me - Things You Keep in a Box - [to] Secret

I'd never seen the 20,000 Pyramid Show and was even wondering if it was a made-up thing! (But if it was made-up for the book, the author did a great job of getting all the bits together.) However, now re-reading the book, the bell *dings* and I suddenly realized all the chapter titles are made like ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Ink Splatters
Topic: March Prompt: Sunny Days
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: March Prompt: Sunny Days

https://s26.postimg.org/7yn94elhl/Ink_Splatters_-_Sunny_Day_-_March_2018.png My sunny day would be sitting by a tree and relaxing with a cup of something hot and doing nothing . (I had just wandered off to look at something, will return to the cuppa hot soon!) Graphic shows stick figure tree - gree...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 250
Views: 10969

Re: Quick Quotes

April starts out with this prompt ....

Part of a letter home from summer camp

From The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
She wanted to throw me in prison...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Winter Snitch Tournament 2018
Topic: Winter Snitch Tournament: CONCLUDING POST
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Winter Snitch Tournament: CONCLUDING POST

Thank you, Will, for being determined and scheduling and doing all of it. This Tournament wouldn't have happened without you. Thank you all who played -- no, I'm not a Seeker! :D Thank you all who reffed -- especially Katelin who rearranged her schedule to accomodate so many games. :wub: That last g...

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